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Thai Board of Investment Seeks to Develop Opportunities for Subcontractors

Thai Board of Investment Seeks to Develop Opportunities for Subcontractors

The Thai Board of Investment (BOI) is working to develop the subcontracting sector to serve targeted industries such as aerospace, medical devices, electric vehicles, smart ...
Thai Banks Set to Kickstart Cross-Border Payments in South East Asian Region

Thai Banks Set to Kickstart Cross-Border Payments in South East Asian Region

Thailand is set to kick off cross-border payments in the South East Asian region, in line with its e-payment roadmap for 2020. The roadmap aims to boost digital transactions ...
Telemedicine Robots Being Deployed in Thailand to Help Treat Infectious Diseases

Telemedicine Robots Being Deployed in Thailand to Help Treat Infectious Diseases

Chulalongkorn University handed over three telemedicine robots for deployment at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Rajavithi Hospital and Central Chest ...
Raft of Investment Promotion Measures Approved in Thailand

Raft of Investment Promotion Measures Approved in Thailand

In February 2020, the Thai Board of Investment (BOI) approved a wide range of measures to accelerate investment and support all key sectors of the economy, from large-scale ...
Euro 4 Emission Standards Coming into Effect for Motorbikes in Thailand

Euro 4 Emission Standards Coming into Effect for Motorbikes in Thailand

The Thai government has introduced a new policy which will require all new motorbikes sold in Thailand from 29 March 2020 to meet Euro 4 emission standards. A draft version ...
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand Testing Peer-To-Peer Power Trading

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand Testing Peer-To-Peer Power Trading

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has recently initiated a test of peer-to-peer power trade from solar rooftops, planning to enter the prosumer trade in ...
Singapore to Redevelop Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate

Singapore to Redevelop Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate

On 6 February 2020, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing, talked about rejuvenating one of Singapore's oldest industrial estates, Sungei Kadut at ...
Singapore Scientists Develop New COVID-19 Test Kit

Singapore Scientists Develop New COVID-19 Test Kit

Singapore's leading public sector research organization, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital have developed a diagnostic test ...
Singapore Passes Bill to Regulate Transboundary Movement of Plastic Waste

Singapore Passes Bill to Regulate Transboundary Movement of Plastic Waste

In February 2020, the Singapore parliament passed the Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import And Transit) Amendment Bill to comply with amendments to the Basel Convention ...
Singapore Partnering with International Chamber of Commerce for Digitization of International Trade

Singapore Partnering with International Chamber of Commerce for Digitization of International Trade

Alongside the annual World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) joined the Singapore government and a growing ...
Singapore Aims for All Vehicles to Run on Cleaner Energy by 2040

Singapore Aims for All Vehicles to Run on Cleaner Energy by 2040

In the 2020 budget, the Singapore government laid out a vision is to phase out ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles and have all vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040. ...
Sembcorp to Build One of World’s Largest Single Floating PV Systems in Singapore

Sembcorp to Build One of World’s Largest Single Floating PV Systems in Singapore

Singapore-headquartered energy, marine and urban development group, Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) announced on 10 February 2020 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp ...

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